Data Studies

The Research & Thought Leadership division of the CTBUH performs objective research at all scales and distributes findings in the form of data studies that highlight critical issues facing tall buildings and future cities.

Latest Study

12 January 2021 | Tall Buildings in Numbers

Tall Buildings in 2020: COVID-19 Contributes To Dip in Year-On-Year Completions

The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has released its annual report, CTBUH Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2020, part of the Tall Buildings in Numbers data analysis series. The report, kindly sponsored this year by Schindler, shows that 106 buildings of 200 meters’ height or greater were completed in 2020, a 20 percent decline from 2019,...

1 June 2012 | CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue II

A New Leader for Telecom Towers
With the recent completion of two megatall telecommunication/observation towers it is perhaps time to review these structures and also explain why they are distinguished from buil...

31 December 2011 | CTBUH Journal, 2012 Issue I

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2011
The annual story is becoming a familiar one: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, and now 2011 have each sequentially broke the record for the most 200 meter or higher buildings completed in a...

1 November 2011 | CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue IV

South Korea: Past, Present and Future
As of the year 2000, there were only 9 buildings 150 meters or taller in all of South Korea. Just twelve years later, there are now 124 buildings 150+ meters in height completed, w...

1 August 2011 | CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue III

New York City Scrapers
New York’s dramatic skyline, over a century in the making, has for years been the envy of cities around the world. From the very birth of the tall building typology, New York has b...

13 April 2011 | CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue II

Tall and Urban: An Analysis of Global Population and Tall Buildings
Tall buildings are spreading across the globe at an ever-increasing rate. This study demonstrates the relationship between population and tall buildings across those countries and...

31 December 2010 | CTBUH Journal, 2011 Issue I

Tallest Buildings Completed in 2010
In a year dominated by news coverage of the new “World’s Tallest Building” – Burj Khalifa, Dubai – one may be surprised to learn that, besides being the year in which a building fi...